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No, there is no standard. The debtor is entitled to the exemption as a matter or right. As such, so long as the debtor claims that exemption, then the creditor can not reach the $1,000 in the account because it is exempt from execution of the judgment.
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liberally construed in favor of the owner who is claiming the exemption.
Konover Const. Corp. v. Silberstein, Superior Court, Judicial District of New Haven at New Haven, No. CV 02-0467948 S (July 22, 2003).
The following document is court generated treatise on Enforcing Judgments. page 34 references the case above
From the following form you can see that $1000.00 is explicitly listed as an exemption from a financial institution. (see Sec 4.) http://www.jud.ct.gov/webforms/forms/cv024a.pdf
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